That’s Illmatic

DJ Premier reviews instrumentals to the live band rendition, by Will Sessions, of his forever-timeless production on NasIllmatic (which were the backdrop to eLZhi‘s Elmatic album).

Via Fat Beats.

Ran Through The Land Of Berry Gordy

Elzhi continues the visual stream off of Elmatic, his properly paid homage to Nas‘ immortal classic. A nice marriage between the same samples as the original Large Professor production and live instruments.


“It Ain’t Hard To Tell”

Detroit State Of Mind


The D got some hard shit (next to Philly, the city stands as one of my favorite breeding grounds for ridiculous talent). Here’s yet another perfect example.

Ketchphraze “My Detroit” (Feat. Trick Trick & eLZhi, Produced by Black Milk)

Spotted at TSS.

But wait, there’s more…

eLZhi recently dropped his ode to the flawless debut of one young Nasir Jones, (slickly titled) Elmatic. Like each song’s verse-structure, the beats simply refer to those classics laid by the likes of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Q-Tip, and LES – this is no exercise in half-assed, mixtape redundancy featuring some cat recording directly over the originals. Definitely a lesson in correctness.

eLZhi “Detroit State Of Mind” (Produced by Will Sessions)

Download Elmatic.